Crystal is head of school and owner of Treehouse Montessori where she has been a compassionate teacher, assistant, student, administrator, director, head of school and owner since 2011. Crystal has worked in many different environments and pedagogies and knows that of all, Montessori Education is a necessary and extremely relevant model of Early Childhood Education. Crystal’s nature is to create a community-centric educational environment and a voice for all. Crystal holds her primary diploma from North American Montessori Center and plans to retain her AMI primary credential through Great Work, Inc. Crystal also has her state of Colorado Directors License for Early Childhood and a Graphic Design degree. As the Vice President of Colorado Montessori Association board of directors, she finds true passion in creating partnerships with all members and unifying the Montessori voice in Colorado. She also sits on the family and consumer science board for Poudre School District to work together on creating pathways for high school students. Crystal works with CSU and enjoys her lectures with the Human Development and Family Studies students as well as hosting student internships through TMS. Crystal believes in creating opportunities for people to follow their dreams and to find their best self. Her career mission is to spread kindness, build genuine relationships with all, strive to be a better leader, and awaken her thought and purpose. When Crystal is not wearing every hat as head of school and managing her business, she loves being in the kitchen challenged by international cooking or in the outdoors, loving the nature that Colorado has to offer. Nature is her nurture! When not in the kitchen or in the outdoors, she enjoys collecting Practical Life materials at the thrift store to truly beautify her school’s environment (thrifting anyone?!), working towards a green thumb in the garden, and making new friends. Crystal and her husband, Jon, currently have no children but are in the process of adopting. They couldn’t be more excited to adopt and have been looking forward to being parents for a very long time. They are currently fur parents to their dogs Chaco and Reeko but are eager to raise a tiny human together.